A 44-year-old Port St. Lucie man and a 25-year old Jensen Beach man were arrested last week in a 1:30 a.m. traffic stop after a 51-year-old Port St. Lucie female driver reportedly committed a number of traffic violations.
The 44-year-old man reportedly pulled a bottle containing Diazepam pills in it from his pants. Another pill bottle containing marijuana and smoking pipes along with another bottle with morphine, Xanax and other prescription medications in it was allegedly found in the vehicle’s passenger area. He was taken into custody and transported to the Martin County Jail where he was released on a $10,000 bail. Following his release it would be wise for him to contact a quailifed Port St. Lucie Drug Lawyer.
The 25-year-old passenger in the rear of the vehicle was charged with five counts of possession of a controlled substance and a single count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the Martin County jail on $25,000 bail. A Sheriff’s Department spokesperson advised that the female driver of the vehicle had a small bag of marijuana weighing less than 20 grams in her purse. She was cited, given a notice to appear and released at the scene.
As per Fort Pierce criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Jay Kirschner, possession of any controlled drug substance is a felony of the third degree and punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000. For possession of large amounts, the penalties increase drastically. Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana is a first degree misdemeanor and punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine not to exceed $1,000.
Jonathan Jay Kirschner is board certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a criminal trial attorney. Even if you’re not jailed on a drug conviction, the consequences of that conviction can be severe. They can interfere with educational, employment and housing opportunities. You don’t want those consequences following you around for the rest of your life. Don’t give a statement or confession to the police. Florida law doesn’t require you to do that. Insist on your right to remain silent along with your right to an attorney. Contact Jonathan Jay Kirchner right away at 772-489-8501 after any drug arrest.